One fun way to help our kids and families have a more balanced or nutritious diet is to “eat a rainbow!” By this I mean have a colorful array of food each day! Here’s some examples based on the colors of a rainbow:
Red – Tomatoes, Watermelon, Red Bell Peppers, Strawberries
Orange – Carrots, Sweet Potato, Cantaloupe
Yellow – Corn, Pineapple, Banana
Green – Avocado, Sugar Snap Peas, Zucchini
Blue – Blueberries, Grapes, Plums, Beets
So change things up in your kitchen and add color to your meals! Kids may like these items in a different format (ie. cherry or grape tomatoes vs. regular large round sliced tomatoes, carrot sticks with a humus dip) or served a different way (ie. fun fruit kabob, add kernels of corn to a pasta dish, slices of bell pepper or zucchini add some crunch to a sandwich)!